Monday, September 25, 2017

In early September we had the pleasure of welcoming over 20 earthkeeper trainees to Wild Mountains from the  Ananda Marga River School. It was a great camp as we also welcomed a new caterer Tanena on board at Wild Moutnains! The Guaridans were outstanding and gained as much from the course as many of our young earthkeepers. One of the guardians was the lovely Jessica Miller who is on the NSW executive committee for the Australian Association for Envionrmental education and writes- 


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stephen and Chad also collected some spiders from the Peacock Spider genus Maratus. Below is some pictures of these Peacock Spider's guru Jurgen Otto and they might warrant naming as a potentially new species to science.

Barbara Baehr at the Queensland Museum, we are wold will have a look at fine details of specimens under a microscope to see if she agrees.

There is quite a lot of Peacock Spiders in the world and most are much more colourful (though a bit...

Saturday, September 16, 2017



A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a couple self confessed "crazy frog people"  when I was diriving down to Middle Quarry. They were ecologists Stephen Mahony, who works with the Australian Museam and Chad, doing his PHD with Michael Mahony looking for ...